Sunday, May 31, 2015

Step Into Summer With ALL NEW Episodes From Lalaloopsy! {Plus A Lalaloopsy Giveaway To Celebrate!}


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of MGA Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

 This Summer, June is jammed pack with 4 BRAND NEW Lalaloopsy Episodes airing on Nick Jr. and the first episodes are coming this Saturday (Be sure to check local listings for channel and time)!

Coming June 6th!

"Out On A Limb"

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In the first episode, "Out on a Limb," when Mittens, Peanut and Forest get stuck at the top of Lalaloopsy Land's Highest tree, Ember and Dyna Might compete to be the hero who saves them. But in the end, it's working together that enables them to rescue their friends.

"Pet Peeve"

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Then stay tuned for the second episode, "Pet Peeve," in which Ace builds Forest a wood-chipping machine, Beaver feels unneeded and searches for another Lala who needs a pet, not realizing that he can never be replaced.

I love that everytime my kids sit down to watch Lalaloopsy, I know they will not only have a lot of laughs, but I love that they learn a valuable lesson along the way!

Want to get a sneak peek of these episodes? Visit Lalaloopsy on YouTube  HERE for all kinds of Lalaloopsy fun!

Do you have a special girl in your life who loves Lalaloopsy Girls? Make sure to check out their website HERE

Follow Lalaloopsy Girls on social media to hear about all of their new dolls, promotions, and more!
What could make new episodes of Lalaloopsy even better?!? 

How about a Lalaloopsy GIVEAWAY!!!


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 One reader will win these two, fun Lalaloopsy dolls! The giveaway will end June 15, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US.  Must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.  

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of MGA Entertainment.  Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of MGA Entertainment, and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.   

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Books To Believe In With Zondervan {Plus THREE Chances To WIN With THREE Different GIVEAWAYS!!!}

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If you take a moment to read a little bit about Our Southern Style, I'm sure you'll find it's no secret that my faith and my relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing in my life. I feel so blessed to have this relationship with God as the foundation of all that I am, and all that my family and marriage is built on and also blessed to live in a place where I'm blessed to share how this relationship and my faith has changed my life. I pray daily for my own kids that they will discover the freedom I've found in God but ultimately, I know it's a decision they have to make on their own - and one they should make on their own. I also know that as a parent, it's my job to steer them towards what is true and good and to give them their own foundation of faith to build from. We are a family who cherishes story time and believes in the endless benefits of reading. I received the items, pictured above, from Zondervan, at no cost, to facilitate this review, and I'm thrilled to share with you a selection of books for building the faith of your children this year!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Give Kids A Head Start To Learning With Teach My!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Teach My, Women Owned, and Walmart. All opinions are my own. My kids never attended a public or a private preschool. I hold precious the few short, carefree years they have before they enter kindergarten and it's my philosophy that there's no better teacher in these years that a child's parent. Our children look to us for love, their physical needs, protection, and comfort and it's only natural for them to look to us for learning as well. There are a lot of great resources for parents but why not get everything you need to give your child a head start to learning, all in one place? Teach My has three learning kits available to give you all the tools
you need to boost your child's confidence and skills.

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Teach My Baby (6+ months)

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Teach My Baby is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for babies 6 months+. Requiring no screens, the kit has everything necessary for teaching baby the basics! Teach My Baby is divided into four sections to teach babies - First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sound & Touch. From finger puppets and books to blocks and puzzles, the kit is full of fun and creative tools to give your mini scholar a head start in learning. Teach My Baby promotes fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, parent child interaction and self-esteem.

Kit Includes:
  • Teach My Baby First Words
  • Teach My Baby First Numbers
  • Teach My Baby Self
  • Teach My Baby Sounds & Touch
  • 12 One Piece Puzzles
  • 6 Two Piece Puzzles
  • 6 Touch and Feel Flashcards
  • 6 Mirrored Flashcards
  • 6 Mirrored Nesting Blocks
  • 5 Finger Puppets
  • 4 Board Books
  • 1 Double-Sided Storyboard
  • Teaching Guide
  • Storage case 
- Teach My Website Product Description Click HERE to order the Teach My Baby Kit online for $39.99.

Teach My Toddler (18+ Months)

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Teach My Toddler is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for toddlers 18 months+. Requiring no screens, the kit has everything to give your toddler a head start and teach the basics. Teach My Toddler is divided into four sections; The Alphabet, Numbers, Shapes and Colors. The teaching tools are fully coordinated to encourage repetition and interaction. Teach My Toddler is designed around the concept of matching, which is a key pre-reading skill!

Kit Includes:
  • Teach My Toddler The Alphabet
  • Teach My Toddler Numbers to 10
  • Teach My Toddler Shapes
  • Teach My Toddler Colors
  • 4 Board Books
  • 4 Full-Size Posters
  • 5 Foam Puzzles
  • 50+ Flashcards
  • Teaching Guide
  • Storage Case
-Teach My Website Product Description Click HERE to purchase the Teach My Toddler Kit online for $39.99.

Teach My Preschooler (3+ Years)

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Teach My Preschooler is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for preschoolers age 3 years+. Requiring no screens, the kit has everything for teaching preschoolers the basics. Teach My Preschooler is divided into four sections: Reading, Printing, Numbers to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Developed with education consultant, Judith Rowlands, M Ed., Teach My Preschooler is designed to give preschoolers a head start, develop fine motor skills, encourage parent/child interaction and increase school readiness skills.

Kit Includes:
  • Teach My Preschooler Reading
  • Teach My Preschooler Printing
  • Teach My Preschooler Numbers to 100
  • Teach My Preschooler Math
  • 10 Readers
  • 60 Flashcards
  • 1 Flashcard Reward Tin
  • 1 Flashcard Holder
  • 1 Magic Drawing Board
  • 78 Print Transparencies & Printing Guide
  • 101 Train Flashcards
  • 3 Posters
  • 2 Flip-Books
  • Foam Numbers, Counters and Equation Signs
  • Teaching Guide
  • Storage case
-Teach My Website Product Description Click HERE to purchase the Teach My Preschool Kit online for $39.99


 Teach My is a Women Owned company, which means that when you purchase any Teach My products, or a product bearing the Women Owned logo, you are supporting hard-working women who also happen to be be business and company owners and operators. As a Mom using Teach My products, not only am I supporting other hard working women, I'm also owning and taking charge of my own families educational success!

  You don't have to order your Teach My Kit online, you can find them at your local Walmart! walmart-logo

 Let's face it, Walmart makes it so easy to find everything in one place and it's no exception when picking up your very own Teach My Kit!


  Finding Teach My Kits is as easy as finding the educational toy isle in Walmart!

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 I found my local Teach My Kits at my Walmart in the Educational Toy Isle. Once I located the isle, it was just a short walk until I found the brightly colored yellow, green, and blue handled boxes. My Walmart had just sold out of the Teach My Toddler Kits, but still had a Baby and Preschooler Kit available. There's nothing better than knowing I can pick up one simple, easy to carry box and have everything I need to give my child, everything he needs, to start school and to succeed!

  Want some help finding the nearest store that sells Teach My products and Learning Kits? Click HERE for the Teach My Store Locator. 

  Want to check out all that Teach My has to offer? 

Click HERE to visit their website.  Make sure to follow Teach My social media pages to find tips and early learning success stories, hear about new products, and stay up to date on all their promotions!
  Teach My Giveaway

One reader will win their choice of any one of the Teach My Learning Kits from Teach My! The giveaway will end June 1, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US and Canada and must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.  

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Teach My, Women Owned, & Walmart.  Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Teach My, and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.    

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Be Spring's Latest Trendsetter With Chloe + Isabel! {Plus Chloe + Isabel GIVEAWAY!}

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It wasn't until my college years, with the help of my best friend, a true "southern belle", that I learned (when it comes to fashion) the importance of adding accessories to my outfit. It's amazing how including even just one necklace or bracelet to your ensemble can make an outfit come alive. I had several items in my wardrobe that definitely needed that extra touch of sophistication and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of the awesome pieces made by Chloe + Isabel. I received several jewelry pieces, pictured in this post, at no cost to facilitate this review, and I'm so excited to share them with you today!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun With Robots From WowWee

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Disclosure: I received the items picture above, at no cost, to facilitate this review. 

 When I was younger, I remember hearing just about every grown up say, "each kid is different". It wasn't until I became a parent myself that I learned just how true this statement is. Now with four kids of my own, its incredible to see their different personalities come out, watch them find interest in different activities, and excel in various talents, sports, and the arts. My 5-year old son, Elijah, in particular, has developed a huge interest in anything involving technology, and as soon as Big Hero 6 came onto the big screen, robots soon became one of his biggest passions. He is determined one day he will create a robot of his own, and he was so excited to start getting in some practice with a few great new robot friends from WowWee! I hope you enjoy this review of these fantastic robots - because our whole family sure had a lot of fun welcoming them into our home!